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Most “Pro-Choice” People Really Don’t Know What They Believe About Abortion

I continue my response to a listener who asks: “Why are we trying to be so careful to accurately describe other people’s positions? They do just fine describing it for themselves.” This is my second post in a series that responds to follow-up questions about a recent discussion I led on Life Report on what […]

Tip for Pro-Lifers Debating Abortion: Accurately Describe People’s Positions

I respond to a listener who asks “Why are we trying to be so careful to accurately describe other people’s positions? They do just fine describing it for themselves.” My next few posts will be responding to followup questions regarding a recent discussion I lead on Life Report on what terms to use in abortion […]

Abortion Doc Injures Two Women in Botched Abortions in Four Days

An eyewitness has reported that he observed an ambulance outside LeRoy Carhart’s Bellevue, Nebraska, abortion clinic on November 30, 2013, and that the woman transported may have suffered complications from a second-trimester abortion. Show More Summary

Obama Leaves Out “Under God” in Recitation of Gettysburg Address

President Barack Obama has a history of downplaying thanks to God at important occasions and new reports indicate he did it again during a recitation of the Gettysburg Address. According to a report in Brietbart News, Obama omitted the words “under God” from the Gettysburg Address when reciting speech for a documentary historian Ken Burns […]

George W. Bush: Building The Keystone XL Pipeline Is A ‘No-Brainer’

On Thursday, former President Bush sat down to speak to more than 2,500 oil and gas industry leaders at the DUG East conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Among the topics he covered was the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, though Mr. Bush could not see why the pipeline was ever even a question. Show More Summary

George W. Bush on Keystone XL: "Build the Damn Thing"

Make private companies happy. Don’t worry about the environment. Stop fretting about long-term sustainability. Forget renewables, property concerns, the safety of our water and air. Make private companies happy. This was the 43rd president's...Show More Summary

Protecting Women's Personal Decisions in Albuquerque

In announcing his 20-week abortion ban bill, Sen. Lindsay Graham said, "Nothing bad is going to happen." But we know at least one thing will happen! Women will be robbed of the right to make decisions for themselves. Politicians have...Show More Summary

Do 1 Thing to Save Energy at Home: Change a Light [Infographic]

Little acts do add up over time, and they're much easier to turn into habits than big changes. ENERGY STAR is celebrating the power of small acts with its "Do 1 Thing ENERGY STAR" campaign. This week's theme: lighting.

DeSmog Responds to Misleading Allegations From Edelman and Alliance For Northwest Jobs & Exports

The Alliance for Northwest Jobs & Exports issued a misleading statement to the Seattle Times in response to last week's guest post by contributor Mike Stark: Why Are Coal Industry PR Pros Laughing About Climate Change in Private Talks on Export Terminals? The Alliance statement accused Mr. Show More Summary

Obama's Former Communications Director Anita Dunn Pitches "Ethical Oil" Keystone XL Ad

Ezra Levant is the man behind an attempt to re-frame the Alberta tar sands as "ethical oil." "Ethical" - Levant's deceptive public relations campaign argues of the tar sands "carbon bomb" - because it doesn't come from the war-ridden...Show More Summary

Green ole opry: Susan Werner sings sweet songs of sustainability

Her songs about pesticides, frankenfoods, climate change, and selling the family farm have struck a chord with farmers both old and young.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Former Rep. Joe Walsh mocks MLK’s “dream” with his own racist rant about how black people need to take care of their kids.  Yes, the same Joe Walsh that was sued for $100,000 in back child support while in office. We are preparing to strike Syria after President Obama says the U.S. government concludes regime [...]

Pennsylvania Faces a New Threat: Assisted Suicide

Euthanasia is something I don’t think about too often. Maybe it’s because I’m under 30 and healthy. Maybe it’s because assisted suicide is illegal in Pennsylvania and most of the U.S. But now that there’s a euthanasia group lobbying here in Pennsylvania, I’ve been reading more about this pro-life issue. In his book “Assisted Suicide […]

Huffington Post Working With NARAL to Attack Pregnancy Centers

Richmond, VA (LiveActionNews) — NARAL’s history of misrepresenting or lying about pro-life issues is well-documented. Remember when they erroneously claimed that they had expressed dismay at Kermit Gosnell’s actions long before theyShow More Summary

New Evidence Warrants Permanent Closure of Illegally-Run Alabama Abortion Biz

Life Legal Defense Foundation has provided the State of Alabama with evidence of illegal abortion activity at the unlicensed New Woman All Women abortion clinic in Birmingham. The state seeks a permanent injunction against the illegal clinic, operator Diane Derzis, and abortionist Bruce Norman, whose deliberate violations, despite a March 2012 agreement with the Alabama [...]

911 Call: Abortion Clinic Worker Downplays Woman Bleeding From Botched Abortion

Operation Rescue has obtained a heavily redacted copy of a 911 call placed on July 9, 2013, from Germantown Reproductive Health Services in Germantown, Maryland, for an abortion patient that was suffering from heavy bleeding. In what appeared to be an over-redaction of public information, questions concerning the nature of the medical emergency were deleted [...]

Why coal has a hit on “America’s Got Talent”

A Kentucky boy has hit big on "America's Got Talent" with a song called "Coal Keeps the Lights On." Why does coal mining continue to wield such resonant power in U.S. culture?

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

In Milwaukee, a 76 year old man was found guilty of the murder of a 13 year old boy. Just read this piece from Blair L. M. Kelley. Also, read Robin D.G. Kelley’s piece from Counterpunch. Also, listen to Esther Armah’s “Wake Up call” on all women media panel with Blair Kelley, Joan Morgan and Charisse Jones [...]

The Iranian Government Locked Me in Solitary Confinement for 410 Days. Today, My Thoughts Are with the Hunger Strikers.

Sitting in a nearly empty cell – a metal sink, the blank stare of the white walls, fluorescent lights that never turn off – all you have are your own thoughts. Sometimes they race through your head like freight trains; other times aShow More Summary

Debating Abortion 101: The Best Way to Expose Logical Fallacies

In my last post I talked about something I’ve been noticing recently, that people, especially pro-life nerds like me, are tempted to talk about logical fallacies all the time in conversation. There are several dangers to this. I’ve argued already that the first danger is accusing somebody of a logical fallacy when they didn’t actually [...]

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